Please ID this book/story?

I thought it was written by Nabokov, and I thought it was called “The Spider” but I seem to be wrong on both counts, because I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

It was about a mentally ill man, who rented a room. He began to descend into schizophrenia, or at least into hallucinations. He built, or hallucinated building a web that filled his entire bedroom.

I also think that it was made into a movie in the not-too-distant past.

That’s about all my aging mind can muster. Help me Dopers!

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Could it have been this movie? It sounds like an original work, not based on a book, but the preview on IMDB does show him building a web of sorts from string in his room.

Oops, looks like it was a book: Spider by Patrick McGrath. I haven’t read it, but I’m guessing this is it.

Doesn’t exactly mesh with your remembered details but could it be the short story The Metamorphisby Kafka?

Most recent film adaptation was in 2012, according to that wiki link.

I doubt it; too familiar.

FWIW, I’m not a Nabokov reader, but I did index a run of a journal dedicated to him, and this story doesn’t ring a bell.

I think it must have been this. And perhaps I conflated it with Metamorphosis.
Memories is weird. Thanks y’all!